Scholarships & Awards

Channing School seeks to recognise achievement in many ways.

One way in which this can be achieved is through making financial awards to pupils and parents to ensure that girls of exceptional ability and potential can benefit from a Channing education. Whilst the school is committed to ensuring that financial awards are increasingly made on the basis of financial circumstances, the Headmistress also has the discretion to make academic awards of up to 10% of tuition fees on entry to the Senior School or at any point during a pupil’s career at Channing should she consider it appropriate.

Academic Scholarships

All candidates who sits the 11+ entrance examination are automatically considered for a Year 7 Academic Scholarship. They do not need to make a separate application.  To be considered for a Sixth Form Academic Scholarship candidates (including current pupils) must sit the Sixth Form Academic Scholarship exam which takes place in November of every year.

Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships are available to applicants of exceptional ability and potential and include free tuition in school for one instrument. All applicants who meet the published criteria will be invited to an audition in January. Scholarships are awarded for up to 50% of the tuition fees as a result of the audition and qualification in the academic examination

Music Scholarships for up to 50% of the tuition fees are offered every year toYear 7 applicants of exceptional ability and potential and include free tuition in school for one instrument up to Year 11. Auditions will take place in week commencing 16 January 2023.

Expectations

Full and active participation in the school’s musical activities as recommended by the Director of Music.

Requirements

Candidates will be expected to play two contrasting pieces of their own choice on their main instrument/voice. For candidates that have a second (or third) instrument/voice they should play/sing a piece of their own choice on their additional instruments/voices. Performances must be accompanied if the piece has a piano accompaniment. Failure to do so is likely to be detrimental to the overall impression given.

In addition candidates will be required to do a ‘quick study’ test.This will involve the candidate learning a previously unseen piece of music, on their main instrument/voice, for 20 minutes before their appointment.They will subsequently perform the piece in their audition.The audition will also contain aural tests of grade V standard and a short interview with the audition panel.

All applicants should have passed the Grade V examination with Merit (or equivalent) by January 2023. Please note, however: Although Grade V with merit is expected at application, for Oboe, Bassoon,Trombone, French Horn and Double Bass we do consider candidates that have not yet reached this standard but have made, in their teacher’s opinion,rapid progress.

Entry procedure

Candidates must complete and submit a Music Scholarship application form along with copies of the mark sheets (NOT certificates) of the most recent examinations for each instrument/voice.

All applications must be received by Friday 11 November 2022 If you have any queries about applying for a Music Scholarship please contact Admissions on 020 8340 2328 or send an email to admissions@channing.co.uk.

Music Scholarships for up to 50% of the tuition fees are offered to applicants of exceptional ability and potential and include free tuition in school for one instrument.

Auditions will take place in November 2022

Expectations

Scholarships are offered to external applicants on the understanding that recipients play a full and active participation in the school’s musical activities as recommended by the Director of Music.

Our talented musicians hold positions of responsibility and appear as soloists with the many ensembles that rehearse weekly. Our expectations would be that music scholars show their commitment and are able to develop further the talent and potential shown at audition.

Requirements

Candidates will be expected to perform a piece of their own choice on their main instrument or sing if that is voice. Candidates should also perform a second piece of their own choice on any subsequent instrument/voice. All applicants must have passed the Grade VI with merit prior to November 2021 in order to qualify for an audition. Equivalent evidence will be considered.

Candidates studying GCSE Music will be expected to bring samples of their compositions to the audition

Entry procedure

Candidates must apply by sending a letter of application to the Director of Music enclosing copies of the mark sheets (NOT certificates) of the most recent examinations for each instrument/voice. The letter of application and attachments should be sent by email to admissions@channing.co.uk by 30 October 2021.

If you have any other queries about making an application for a Music Scholarship please contact the Registrar on 020 8340 2328 or send an email to admissions@channing.co.uk

Please send your letter of application to The Director of Music, Channing School, Highgate, London N6 5HF Email: admissions@channing.co.uk

Art Scholarships 

Art awards are available on entry to the Sixth Form only.

Who can apply?

All current Year 11 pupils and external candidates. Students should currently be studying GCSE Art.

The successful scholars(s) would be expected to undertake the full A level course and host an exhibition of work in the Art Gallery. They should also be prepared to undertake extra responsibility in the department and act as an ambassador for the subject.

What qualities are being assessed?

The successful candidate(s) will be committed to Art and demonstrate ability, passion and a love for the subject beyond conventional expectations.

Drawing and perceptual ability should be of a high standard as well as evidence of an aptitude for the creative and experimental in any creative or artistic discipline.

How are these qualities assessed? What do you have to do?

Applicants will be required to present a clearly labelled portfolio to be examined by members of the Art Department on MONDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2021. Your portfolio must be delivered to the school office by 9.00am. Portfolios can be collected after 3.30pm.

The portfolio should comprise between ten and fifteen well presented pieces of work of the candidate’s selection, including one sketchbook and one piece of work produced independently of school. This should be clearly labelled or indicated. Candidates should submit photographic evidence of 3D work, rather than the work itself.

We would be pleased to view unusual items such as films or installations as long as they are presented on an accessible cloud storage or portable storage device.

Covid-19 Restrictions
In the event that Covid-19 restrictions prevent you from delivering your portfolio to the school, up to 10 PDF images and 2 videos of a selection of your work, including some pages of your sketchbooks, should be emailed to the Head of Art at: admissions@channing.co.uk.

Important information
Applications must be submitted according to the guidelines.
Portfolios will only be assessed on Monday 8 November 2021.

Further Information

All awards are made subject to our Conditions for Accepting an Award.

The Headmistress does have the discretion to make more significant awards but this will only be exercised in exceptional circumstances.  The Governors will decide annually on the levels of financial support which the headmistress may award.  Levels of awards are published for each academic year on the School website, in the prospectus and also in a number of commercial publications.